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Don't worry we are prepared ______ anything. Which one of the following is the correct preposition to fill in the blank space?
A) By
B) From
C) To
D) For

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IVSAT 2024
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Hint: This question is from the topic of prepositions. Prepositions are words that show direction, position, relationships between nouns etc. Prepositions in English are highly idiomatic.

Complete answer:
There are five types of prepositions that are commonly used in the English language. They are;
- Simple
- Double
- Compound
- Participle
- Phrase
The preposition to be used in the above question is an example of a single preposition. Other examples of single preposition are in, out, on, into, until, among, between, near, far, with, without etc.

A) Option A - 'By' is incorrect since it is used to show who or what produces or affects something, normally after a passive verb. The correct usage of by can be; This painting was done by my brother.
B) Option B - ‘From’ is incorrect because it is used to indicate the place or person that sends, gives or sells something. For example, the correct use of from can be; I bought this painting from my brother.
C) Option C - ‘To’ is incorrect because it is used to indicate the place or person that is receiving from someone or someplace. The correct use of to will be; I gave this painting to my brother.
D) Option D - ‘For’ is the correct option because it used for cause or a reason and the sentence thus formed will be; Don’t worry, we are prepared for anything.

Thus, the correct answer is option (D) i.e, For

- Some examples of double preposition are out of, inside of, back to, etc.
- Some examples of compound preposition are in accordance to, in comparison with, with respect to, in excess of, etc.
- Some examples of participle preposition are prepositions that end in -ing. For e.g. during, including, assuming, considering, etc.